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Sweater and Stocking Minis

Knitting
October 2004
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using US 2 for mini sweater
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm

Mini Sweater Finished Measurements: 4.75” (12 cm) from cuff to cuff, 2” (5 cm) from bottom edge to top of neck, and 2” (5 cm) wide accross chest.

Mini Sweater Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-Ply Jumper Weight Yarn (100% Shetland wool; 125 yards 14 meters / 25 grams): 1 skein each of four colors A, B, C, and D will make about 16-20 mini sweaters. Shown in #1A natural (A), #52 fuchsia (B), #FC8 dark gold heather (C), and #FC38 russet heather (D).

Mini Sweater Needles: One set of five double-pointed needles size US 2 (3 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Mini Sweater Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, one white pipe cleaner per mini sweater for hanger (optional).

Mini Sweater Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Mini Stocking Finished Measurements: About 2.5” (6.5 cm) around, and 3” (7.5 cm) long.

Mini Stocking Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-Ply Jumper Weight Yarn (100% Shetland wool; 125 yards 14 meters / 25 grams): 1 skein each of four colors A, B, C, and D will make about 5 mini stockings. Shown in #FC11 bright green heather(A), #FC12 gold =green heather (B), #52 fuchsia (C), and #1A natural (D).

Mini Stocking Needles: One set of four double-pointed needles size US 0 (2 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Mini Stocking Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, crochet hook size B/1 (2.25 mm) for hanging loop (optional).

Mini Stocking Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pattern Description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “These tiny projects can be given as ornaments or used to decorate a greeting card or a homemade mobile. They can also stand in as a mini-sample of a sweater or Christmas stocking that was promised as a gift, but not quite finished! The window display at Purl includes mini sweaters embroidered with letters speling out our name.”